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Release day: Rose River

1 March 2015

Today is the official release of Rose River by Margareta Osborn (paperback and ebook, Random House). Here’s the blurb:

Rose RiverTake one city girl—and drop her into the back of beyond …

Housesitting in rural Burdekin’s Gap, high up in the East Gippsland mountains, is not an obvious career move for a PR executive like Jaime Hanrahan. But, hey, retrenchment is a kicker.

Plus she’s determined not to spend Christmas in Melbourne with her friends, who still have company cars and six-figure salaries, or with her mother, Blanche, who has remarried too soon after her father’s death.

However, it turns out that Burdekin’s Gap is a little more remote than Jaime had anticipated, the house is in the middle of a cattle station, and the handsome manager, Stirling McEvoy, doesn’t appreciate a new farmhand in Jimmy Choos and Sass & Bide cut-offs.

Soon Jaime is fending off stampeding cows, town ladies wielding clipboards, sheep who think they are goats, nude sportsmen and one very neurotic cat. So why does she feel like she’s falling in love . . . with the life, with the breathtaking landscape, and with one infuriating cowboy …

Margareta dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:

Back in 2012, I wrote a sweet, little ebook novella called ‘A Bush Christmas’. It hit No. 1 on iTunes within hours of release, was a finalist in the Romantic Novella of the Year Award 2013 (RWA) and sold overseas into Germany in a digital first for Random House. I was bombarded with requests via Facebook, my website and in person, by readers demanding ‘the rest of the story!’ And thus, three years later, Rose River is the expanded outcome. With it’s laugh-out-loud funny scenarios, Rose River brims with my deep affection and love for rural Australia and its unique communities. It’s a romantic comedy that I hope will be a lovely escape for readers looking for a heart-warming story about the thrills and spills of life on the land.

You can find out more about this book at Margareta’s website and buy it at Random House.

All ARRA members who leave a comment on this post will go in the draw to win a copy of this book. The giveaway closes 15 March 2015. (The giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Pamela.)

  1. 11 March 2015 4:53 pm

    As someone who ‘escaped’ her previous lifestyle and found herself knee deep in dung heaps, trying to befriend the cat from hell who stood guard in the stable of his friend, the aptly named gelding, Regency Buck, plus helped the vet search the haystack for adders and discovered much more than either of us thought we would – but that’s another story. I just love reading fish out of water, escape to the country stories.

  2. 6 March 2015 9:53 pm

    Congratulations Margareta on your release… definitely going on my must read list as I love reading rural romances with that comedic element.

  3. cassandrasamuels permalink
    1 March 2015 7:00 pm

    Yay Margareta. My mother is going to be so excited when I tell her your new book is out. We both love your books.

  4. Malvina permalink
    1 March 2015 5:44 pm

    Love the title, love the cover, love the fish out of water theme. And a neurotic cat! Wonderful. Good luck with your new baby.

    • 1 March 2015 6:51 pm

      Thanks Malvina. Yes, a neurotic cat – and you should see the things he gets up to … along with a goat … and sheep who thinks he’s goat … All great fun!!! I hope you enjoy my book.

  5. 1 March 2015 7:43 am

    Congratulations Margareta! Rose River sounds a hoot. Love that cover too.

    • 1 March 2015 6:50 pm

      Thanks, Cathryn. It is a rollicking read, that’s for sure. Happy happy happy, I think one early reader called it 🙂

  6. helensibbritt permalink
    1 March 2015 7:19 am

    Huge congrats on the release Margareta I do love the sound of this one 🙂

    Have Fun

    • Margareta permalink
      1 March 2015 6:49 pm

      Thankyou Helen!

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